Boombox VI Nu Disco & Old School Electro

This is music that sounds best on your boombox! In 1982 Soft Cell did an interesting cover version of a song that was made famous by northern soul singer Judy Street in 1966. The original was recorded by Melinda Marx (daughter of Groucho Marx), on the Vee Jay label, a year before. One of the first songs about stalking... Written by H.B. Barnum, who composed many songs for soul and jazz singers, like O.C. Smith, Nancy Wilson and Lou Rawls.

One of the tracks on Boombox 6 is from Sean Nicholas Savage. This is what wrote about ‘Other Life’, his latest album:

“In 2011, Canadian songcrafter Sean Nicholas Savage released not one but three separate albums with Montreal label Arbutus Records. All three proffered different windows into the prolific singer's weird little world, one of smooth R&B-informed crooning filtered through art school conceptualization and production rooted in the dancier side of the indie sphere. With Other Life, Savage crystallizes the sonic persona he's been cultivating with a few incredible slices of dark dance pop and a fractured take on quiet storm-style late-night soul jams. The first half of Other Life is where Savage spends all his best melodies, from the slinky faux-R&B harmonies and cool jazz sax solo on album opener "She Looks Like You" to the upbeat synth pop anthem that is the opening track, along with other soulful gems "Lonely Woman" and "More Than I Love Myself." With a fairly straightforward homage to '80s tones in the vein of Sade, Blue Nile, Art of Noise, or even early Whitney Houston, Savage seems genuinely enraptured with the sound, and his lyrics seem more personal than ironically constructed.”

Picture: Alan Grinberg


Jimmy Bo Horne – Gimme Some [The Apple Scruffs Edit] (1975)
Mighty Mo And The Winchester Seven ‎– The Next Message (2007)
West Street Mob – Break Dancin’ (Electric Boogie) (1983)
Freeez ‎– I.O.U. (1983)
Mitch Murder – Operator (2012)
Rac Feat. Penguin Prison – Hollywood (2012)
Stephanie Mills – What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin' [Leroc Sportif Edit] (1979)
Gwen Guthrie ‎– Padlock [Larry Levan Mix] (1983)
Carly Simon – Why (1982)
Axel Le Baron & Kurbatov – Fame [Fred Falke Remix] (2012)
Choklate ‎– Break My Heart [Special Dubb] (2011)
Candi Staton – Hallelujah Anyway [Larse Vocal Remix] (2012)
Lana Del Rey ‎– Blue Jeans [RAC Mix] (2012)
Sean Nicholas Savage – Can’t Get My Mind Off You (2011)
Nina – We Are The Wild Ones (2013)
Betty Who – Somebody Loves You [Joywave Remix] (2013)
Cold Clinical Love – Thieves (2013)
Dunkan Disco – Intermission (2013)
Soft Cell – What (1982)


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